Articles written by Dylan Sammut:

Health Care M&Deals, Week Ending March 1, 2019

The Health Care M&A Weekly chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The deals presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated every business day, in the quarterly report. Visit www.dealsearchonline.com to see how Deal Search Online can help you stay up-to-date on the healthcare market overall, or in a particular […]

Roche Acquires Spark Therapeutics, Inc. in Another Large Biotech Deal

It’s been a busy year for the biotechnology sector so far, and this week continued the trend. Roche (SIX: RO), the global pharmaceuticals and diagnostics company, acquired Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) for $4.3 billion. At $114.50 per share, the price represents a 122% premium to Spark’s closing price on February 22, 2019, and a 19% premium to Spark’s […]

Merck Buys Immunotherapy Firm Immune Design

Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK), the global healthcare and pharmaceutical company, has acquired Immune Design (NASDAQ: IMDZ) for $300 million. Merck will buy all outstanding shares of Immune Design at a value of $5.85 per share. With reported revenue of only $2 million, Immune Design’s price tag equals close to a 136x EBITDA multiple. Out of […]

Health Care M&Deals, Week Ending February 22, 2019

The Health Care M&A Weekly chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The deals presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated every business day, in the quarterly report. Visit www.dealsearchonline.com to see how Deal Search Online can help you stay up-to-date on the healthcare market overall, or in a particular […]

Charles River Laboratories Purchases France-based Citoxlab

Charles River Laboratories International (NYSE: CRL), a global early-stage contract research organization (CRO), announced it has purchased the French non-clinical lab Citoxlab. Based in Evreux Cedex, France, the target specializes in regulated safety assessment services, non-regulated discovery services, and medical device testing. The deal cost Charles River $510 million, roughly 13.8x EBITDA for Citoxlab. The acquisition strengthens Charles River’s services […]

HealthDrive Acquires New England Geriatrics

Bain Capital Double Impact and HealthDrive are wasting no time to expand. Although the private equity firm just acquired Healthdrive back in January, the portfolio company announced in February that it’s acquired New England Geriatrics. Founded in 1989, HealthDrive provides on-site dentistry, optometry, podiatry and audiology services to residents in long-term care facilities. New England Geriatrics […]

Providence St. Joseph Health Acquires Blockchain Startup Lumedic

Providence St. Joseph Health (St. Joseph), the not-for-profit California-based healthcare system, has acquired Lumedic, a digital health company. Lumedic applications and analytics solutions streamline revenue cycle management operations for leading health systems using blockchain technology. Blockchain is a secure and reliable method of recording, storing and sharing sensitive data. No financial terms were disclosed. St. Joseph operates hospitals, […]

Robotic Surgery Firm Auris Health Goes to Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) announced it will acquire Auris Health, Inc., a privately held developer of robotic technologies. J&J will pay $3.5 billion upfront and $2.35 billion in milestones under the terms of the agreement. This is J&J’s first acquisition in the medical device sector since 2016, when it bought Abbott Medical Optics from Abbott (NYSE: ABT). Auris […]

Emergency room Hospital M&A
Emergency room Hospital M&A

Emergency Care Partners Buys ED Management Group

Emergency Care Partners, backed byVarsity Healthcare Partners and Regal Healthcare Capital Partners, announced it will acquire Progressive Emergency Physicians. Both groups provide emergency medicine and outsourced emergency department management services to hospital facilities. The merged companies will service departmental operations at 19 hospitals across Louisiana, New York and Pennsylvania. The combined clinical workforce of 194 physicians will treat more […]

Health Care M&Deals, Week Ending February 15, 2019

The Health Care M&A Weekly chart is a selection of transactions announced during the prior week(s). The deals presented here are from our Deal Search Online database, which is updated every business day, in the quarterly report. Visit www.dealsearchonline.com to see how Deal Search Online can help you stay up-to-date on the healthcare market overall, or in a particular […]